Skyscraper to debut at Cedar Point's Challenge Park

Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:29 AM | Contributed by Jeff

eaturing a giant propeller consisting of two arms that will spin guests in a full circle, Skyscraper is one of the most thrilling rides in the amusement industry.

Four riders, two on each arm, will sit in open cars with their feet dangling, on opposite ends of the propeller. The arms of the propeller quickly rotate in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction, spinning riders 16 stories into the air at speeds of up to 55 mph. At its highest point, riders will be upside down 160 feet above the ground!

Read the press release on PointBuzz.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 12:31 PM
Oh boy.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 12:46 PM
eightdotthree's avatar

Skyscraper will have an individual ride fee, and admission to Cedar Point will not be required.

Anyone have any images or video of another model somewhere?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:01 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Here's the ride CP is getting in it's previous home at Valleyfair and before that at Dorney.

Now I just need a photo of it at CP for the trifecta. :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:31 PM
ShiveringTim's avatar I wonder if the sign comes with the ride :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 2:29 PM
eightdotthree's avatar Oh. Weak. Although, it will probably have an easier time getting riders in Challenge Park. I think I only saw one person riding it at Dorney the few times I have been there.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 4:01 PM
I rode it at Dorney with LoriU. It's actually a very fun ride.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 7:52 PM
^Fun and quite scary--hence why many people choose to stay on the ground:) My favorite part of the pre-ride experience was when they told us to empty everything out of our pockets and they had tupperware containers ready for us.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 8:52 PM
kpjb's avatar I rode it at Dorney. Thought it was a lot of fun. Great airtime the first time you whip over the top.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:03 AM
I've seen one of these at SFFT. I think I've finally found something that I have no desire to ride.

I guess it's time to turn in my cbuzz card...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:29 PM
CPLady's avatar I'll turn in my card along with you, Brian. When I saw the announcement, my first reaction was "no way am I getting on that".
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:55 PM
They should stick one of these on the Stratosphere Tower.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 6:40 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar ^There could be wind issues with something like that. But maybe not.*** This post was edited by Jason Hammond 2/13/2008 6:41:36 PM ***
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:55 PM
How funny you guys consider it an intimidating ride, as I've never found them to be all that scary- and I'm a wuss when it comes to heights.
Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:00 AM
OhioStater's avatar I've personally never understood Challenge Park, or its lure.

I never have, and never will, pay an extra "fee" to enjoy an attraction when I already paid admission at Cedar Point. That said, there must be plenty who do to make it profittable. It always looks rather dead when I take a glance.

The ride looks like something that should be at the Ohio State Fair, not Cedar Point.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:45 AM
Yeah Greg, did you ever recover all your hearing after that ride? hehe. It was fun though.
Thursday, February 14, 2008 9:43 AM
Jeff's avatar Challenge Park is for resort guests. It always has been. That's why it is where it is instead of in the front of the park.
Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:14 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar I think Challenge Park is a great idea. Most parks already upcharge for go-karts or mini-golf or skycoasters and things like that. CP put them all in one spot, gave it a name and make it seem like more than it is.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:25 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar ^ Agreed.
Thursday, February 14, 2008 11:35 AM
OhioStater's avatar Maybe it would help if I actually stayed at one of the resorts. All these years, and I have never stayed on site. Is that some kind of sin?

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